Travel Guides returns to Nine next week

Travel Guides returns to Nine next week with two new faces joining fan favorites.

The Fren family are back, along with twin cowgirls Stack and Mel, Kevin and Janetta, the Target boys Kev, Dorian and Teng – and now they’re joined by new holiday makers, the Melbourne newlyweds Deepesh and Sage.

Our five very different groups of ordinary Aussies become intrepid travel critics as they explore new destinations at home and overseas, including Hawaii, India, Argentina, Germany, Taiwan, Israel and The Philippines.

At each location they experience the same week-long holiday, sampling the food and accommodation, taking in the local sights, and ticking off a bucket list of adventures – from the wonderful to the weird and wacky. But each holiday shows that one person’s idea of paradise can be another’s idea of hell, as our Guides leave you in stitches with candid insights, then rate their stay out of five stars.

Your Travel Guides are:

The Fren Family: Mark (57), Cathy (55), Jonathon (27) and Victoria (25). These endearing bargain hunters run a German café in Newcastle, NSW. The Frens will stop at nothing to bag an upgrade and always find the funny side of any holiday disaster. They are willing to try anything at least once, and never afraid to speak their mind.

Kevin (61) and Janetta (67), the discerning holiday snobs. These married, jet-setting retirees seek out the finest accommodation, food and wine, and hate settling for anything second-rate.

Stack (29) and Mel (29), identical twin cowgirls from country NSW. Although a little wary when it comes to venturing anywhere beyond the Outback, they are prepared to give anything a crack. These competitive rodeo ropers are used to roughing it and not easily impressed by fancy holidays.

Kev (26), Dorian (22) and Teng (22), the three amigos who worked together at Target. Their combined Chinese, Greek and Vietnamese heritage gives them a unique take on the world. These budget travellers are smart slackers who are ready to leave the comforts of life at home with their parents to explore the world.

Deepesh (41) and Sage (39), who met online four years ago through the dating site RSVP and married in 2017. They share a love of adrenaline activities and consider themselves to be adventurous travellers. Avid photographers, oil painters and nature lovers, they are eager to see the world together. Deepesh is well travelled, while Sage has been to fewer countries.

Narrated by Aussie comedian Denise Scott, Travel Guides returns 9 pm Tuesday February  5 on Nine